The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 206 205 230
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Permanent jobs citing PPP 18 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.37% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.34% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 1
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +8.57%
PPP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1496 1647 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.74% 28.07% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 945 1115 1299
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PPP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PPP
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PPP across the Berkshire region.

PPP Salary Trend in Berkshire

PPP
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PPP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

PPP Salary Histogram in Berkshire

PPP
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 11 £50,000 +53.84%
Bracknell - 1 £37,000 -
PPP
South East

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing PPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PPP.

1 37 (74.00%) Cisco Certification
1 37 (74.00%) Firewall
2 36 (72.00%) MPLS
3 35 (70.00%) CCNP
3 35 (70.00%) Cisco
4 33 (66.00%) BGP
5 32 (64.00%) IPsec
6 29 (58.00%) OSPF
7 27 (54.00%) EIGRP
7 27 (54.00%) ATM
7 27 (54.00%) xDSL
8 26 (52.00%) VoIP
9 24 (48.00%) VPN
10 23 (46.00%) L2TP
11 22 (44.00%) SNMP
12 20 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (38.00%) Broadband
14 18 (36.00%) UNIX
14 18 (36.00%) Ethernet
14 18 (36.00%) CCNA
15 17 (34.00%) WAN
16 16 (32.00%) DNS
16 16 (32.00%) DSL
16 16 (32.00%) X.21
16 16 (32.00%) VLAN
16 16 (32.00%) Load Balancing
17 15 (30.00%) VMware
17 15 (30.00%) CCSP
17 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
17 15 (30.00%) ISDN

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing PPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Office
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
1 11 (22.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 37 (74.00%) Firewall
2 36 (72.00%) MPLS
3 33 (66.00%) BGP
4 32 (64.00%) IPsec
5 29 (58.00%) OSPF
6 27 (54.00%) EIGRP
6 27 (54.00%) ATM
6 27 (54.00%) xDSL
7 26 (52.00%) VoIP
8 24 (48.00%) VPN
9 23 (46.00%) L2TP
10 22 (44.00%) SNMP
11 19 (38.00%) Broadband
12 18 (36.00%) Ethernet
13 17 (34.00%) WAN
14 16 (32.00%) DSL
14 16 (32.00%) DNS
14 16 (32.00%) X.21
14 16 (32.00%) VLAN
15 15 (30.00%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Network Support
3 6 (12.00%) Team Leader
3 6 (12.00%) Network Team Leader
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Network Support
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Network Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) UNIX
2 12 (24.00%) Solaris
2 12 (24.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Load Balancing
2 10 (20.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Network Design
4 7 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) Test Management
6 5 (10.00%) Network Management
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.00%) Stress Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.00%) Change Control
9 1 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) Python
2 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (74.00%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (70.00%) CCNP
3 18 (36.00%) CCNA
4 15 (30.00%) CCSP
5 12 (24.00%) CCDP
5 12 (24.00%) JNCIS
6 11 (22.00%) Degree
6 11 (22.00%) Sun Certification
6 11 (22.00%) SCSA
7 7 (14.00%) CCIP
8 5 (10.00%) CCIE
9 3 (6.00%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.00%) MCSE
10 1 (2.00%) CCDA
10 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.00%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Cisco
2 15 (30.00%) VMware
3 14 (28.00%) HP
4 12 (24.00%) F5
4 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.00%) Sun
5 11 (22.00%) Veritas
5 11 (22.00%) Oracle
6 6 (12.00%) Juniper
6 6 (12.00%) Huawei
7 3 (6.00%) Brocade
7 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.00%) Aruba
9 1 (2.00%) Radware
9 1 (2.00%) BT
9 1 (2.00%) IBM